Friday, July 11, 2008
Lord and Taylor, Street Cred?
In attempts to shed its "your grandmother shops here" reputation, Lord & Taylor has commissioned a group of 5 graffiti artists called Tats Cru to paint the windows on their 5th Avenue flagship store. They painted 14 murals on 15x18 foot banners of skyscrapers and streetscapes in bright colors. 30 minutes per mural is all it took to create the designs as Tats Cru, whose graffiti work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and has adorned the walls of hospitals, museums, schools and businesses, proved that graffiti can be a legitimate form of art and expression.